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Uluru,NT Travel Guide

by our Australia expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyClose to the very centre of Australia, Uluru is the aboriginal name for the remarkable humped-back sandstone outcrop in a vast plain that early white explorers dubbed ‘Ayers Rock’. Not easy to reach - some 200 miles from Alice Springs, itself remote - it nevertheless attracts considerable numbers of tourists both for its dramatic appearance and the cultural importance and mythology associated with it. The rock formation moves through startling colour changes from dawn to dusk, with silver streaks after rare rainfall. Closely linked to ‘dream-time’ legends, it has great cultural significance for the area’s aboriginal Anangu inhabitants. The outcrop is over 1,000 ft high and some 6 miles around and creates something of an ecological ‘oasis’, with vegetation and wildlife often unique to the region - including rare marsupials and lizards. Remarkably there is a choice of hotels nearby - with outdoor restaurants from which you can watch the sun set behind the rock. With a strong nerve (or stomach) you can also try ‘bush tucker’.
 

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Australia Facts

National Flag: Australian Flag
Language(s): English/ Aborginal native languages
Currency: Australian Dollar
Dialling Code: +61
Time Zones: Cocos Islands : GMT + 6.5
Western Australia : GMT + 8
South Australia : GMT + 9.5
Northern Territory : GMT + 9.5
New South Wales : GMT + 10
Queensland : GMT + 10
Victoria : GMT + 10
Tasmania : GMT + 10
Lord Howe Island : GMT + 10.5
Australian Capital Territory : GMT + 10
Tourism Website:
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Uluru Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Rain and Overcast Skies Rain and Overcast Skies 21°C
70°F
17°C
63°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 25°C
77°F
18°C
64°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 22°C
72°F
18°C
64°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 27°C
81°F
17°C
63°F
Wednesday
14/01/2015
Scattered Clouds Scattered Clouds 19°C
66°F
0°C
32°F

 Uluru Weather Forecast
 

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